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  • The objective of Capital University’s intercollegiate Debate Team is to teach excellence in truth-seeking and to teach strategic intelligence in explaining the truth, even within a potentially hostile environment.

    In the past 15 years Capital has had 5 All-American debaters as selected by the Cross-Examination Debate Association, has been nationally ranked (as established by a national sweepstakes trophy-point system) as high as 1st, and has advanced to the finals of the national championship tournament in the non-policy debate division. Anyone can join CU’s Debate Team. We welcome experienced high school debates and those without prior experience. The Debate Team competes regionally and nationally, attending 8 – 16 tournaments a year.

    Students who register for COMM 100/100H/300 Debate can earn academic credit for their involvement with CU’s Debate Team.

    If you are interested in learning more about Capital University’s Debate Team, please contact Dr. Steve Koch, Director of University Debate, at 236-6320 or

    Students with a strong and sustained interest in debate might want to find out more about our Communication Major, our Public Speaking Minor, and our Debate and Forensics Honor Society, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha.